Bill aims to move more people off assistance, into workforce

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky House Republican leaders have introduced sweeping legislation aimed at shifting more people off public assistance and into the workforce.

The measure, introduced Monday, is designated a top priority as House Bill 1. House GOP leaders say it takes aim at a long-running problem--the state's low workforce participation rate.

The bill seeks to resolve situations that discourage some people from working longer hours or getting better-paying jobs because they can then lose public benefits.

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